Monday, December 10, 2007

The NEW Inkyboy Gallery!


This is it, folks--the new build!

The main building itself was built by Eladrienne Laval, who also serves as Curator to the Inkyboy Gallery. The design of the building is loosely based on Chicago's Carson Pirie Scott building, which was designed by Louis Sullivan. The texture of the fa├žade and cornice is taken from the Santa Fe building, also of Chicago. I felt that the Windy City's turn-of-the-century architecture complimented the buildings of Regency perfectly.

While you're here, be sure to turn on your radio. The station is WFMT, Chicago's main classical station.

The gallery features an ever-changing array of art styles. My illustrations are from my real-life vocation as a freelance illustrator. You can find more of my work at www.inkyboy.com. You also might find portraits of Caledonians, SL snaps, and RL photos. Faeriographs were something I came up with on a fluke, but they seem to be popular.

On the top of the glass tower at the entrance you will find the distinctive Inkyboy octopus balloon built by my favorite pixie Kandace Commons!

Coming in the spring--a cafe on the back patio and dancing in the rooftop garden!

Come to Caledon Regency. You'll be able to see the sign from the telehub. Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tag-a-Lag-a-Ding-Dong

I have been tagged by Miss Gustafson. It involves disclosing eight random things about oneself. I doubt I am that interesting. Here goes.

1. It's my personal ambition to write and illustrate children's books. Well, actually, I do that now. I suppose what I really want is to get them *published*.

2. I have been in the same room (at the same time) with Barack Obama, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, Mike Gravel, Chris Dodd, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich. I have also spoken to--and shaken--Al Gore's hand.

3. I like my nose in SL.

4. I own my own freelance illustration business IRL. It's a bit of a struggle now, and very much a rollercoaster ride. But I love it! Now that I don't have to punch a clock, or scrape car windows every morning, or do jobs that aren't in my job description. It's like being born again, or some such.

5. I have traveled to four foreign countries from the United States). Mexico, Bahamas, Denmark, and the USSR. As a side note, I have traded on the black market in Minsk, while Soviet tanks and missiles were being paraded down the streets. I have also seen the changing of the guard at Lenin's Tomb--on the Fourth of July.

6. Deliberately mean or evil people really piss me off. I allow others more charitable than I to covert them to goodness. Don't cross the line around me.

7. I have partied with JY from Styx at an annual party that has been held for over one hundred years. The organization is the Indiana Society of Chicago, of which I am an Honorary Vice President.

8. My other personal ambition has always been to have a wife, and children, and a beautiful house. I want to write Santa letters to them at Christmastime, and instill a sense of joy, wonder, and imagination in their lives.

The rules say that I must now pick eight people to tag, and they may participate also. Since I am late to this party, I'm sure some of my choices have already been tagged. Heck, I don't even know if these people have blogs! Let the chips fall where they may: Jules Whittlesea, EllisDee Welinder, Drystan Knight, Kandace Commons, Fushcia Begonia, Lapin Paris, Violet Schnabel, Roberto Viking.

Teh Ruhlz:
The rules of tagging are simple, and as follows.
(1) Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
(2) People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
(3) At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
(4) Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog

Where the hell have I been?

Busy, busy, busy--as the animated magicians say this time of year. Also, I tend to not blog the drama that seems to swirl around my avatar. I do have a capacity for diplomacy, and it works best when I keep my mouth shut. The downside of this is that I've become something of a blog recluse. So, perhaps I'll begin being less selective soon.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

October Faeriographs

I've added some new Faeriographs to the gallery. Even though my father, Gryffin Hax Sr., doesn't get back to the gallery very often, he's still making his beloved Faeriographs. Stop in and take a look!

Thank you, Ellie!

I'd like to give a huge thank you to Eladrienne Laval who spent a bunch of time straightening out the business end of the gallery. We're hatching more plans now--so watch this space! Or of course you can join my new group, Inkyboy Gallery Caledon.

And thank you to everybody who joined the new group. I tried to remember everyone, but I'm sure I missed some people. If you'd like to join, IM me and I'll be glad to add you.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sad But True.



The Duchess of Middlesea and I have parted ways. She's a very sweet girl, and I wish her the very best. Reserved, and very shy, but wickedly clever and dryly hilarious! Things didn't work out between us, but I know she's a hot commodity. I wish her the very best in love, as the waters are rough, and the shores festooned with jagged heartbreak.

She has graciously kept me on as the Painter of Middlesea, and I serve at the pleasure of the Petite Duchess. Smooth sailing, Your Grace. Safe journeys.

Saturday, September 15, 2007